Olli Jokinen Deal Paid Off for Rangers

May 12th, 2010 by Broadway Hockey Daily Leave a reply »

Despite the fact that the Rangers season came to a disappointing end when Olli Jokinen appeared to half ass a final shootout attempt that made you think that he was more interested in going home than helping the team win, the trade that brought the Fin to Broadway was a good one for the Blueshirts.

I’m not just talking about the fact that the Rangers managed to get rid of $3 million on next year’s salary cap in the form of Ales Kotalik either. Andrew Rothstein of Puck Prospectus took at look at how all the players performed statistically and determined that the Rangers really got all the value in the deal and that doesn’t even include Brandon Prust :

"Yes. With the Rangers, a team which was 17th in Offensive GVT and 13th in Defensive GVT for 2009-10, Jokinen contributed 15 points in 26 games at the end of the year. The Finnish forward, under the bright lights of New York, almost helped the Rangers make the playoffs when they went 13-9-4 after his acquisition. He immediately aided New York’s man advantage unit, contributing a sixth-bes ...

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